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Old 01-21-2006, 11:35 AM   #1
 
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My first Dog Sweater
I want to make a sweater for my little girl, but I can't find any beginner/easy sweater patterns for dogs. All the ones I seem to find are for Intermediate or Advanced knitters.

Any suggestions? I would really like to get it done before summer gets here!
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Old 01-21-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
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there is a great easy pattern in Knitting For Dogs. Its a fair isle, but you can easily do it without the colorwork. Actually, there are SEVERAL great patterns in that book!
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What does fair isle mean?
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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That Fun Fur one on the Lion Brand website looks easy. I was going to try and attempt it, without the Fun Fur.
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Originally Posted by doglover
What does fair isle mean?
Fair Isle is when you do stranded knitting with different colors, like you see in this video.
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I used this pattern: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/chihswe.html
to make to my little puppy a sweater (she's only a pound and half right now, so it didn't take me very long). Its an easy pattern to follow.
Kelly's sweater for Howie was very cute! I might have to get that book. I have another one on order, I think its called Puppy Knits.
What kind of dog do you have?
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What does fair isle mean?
Fair Isle is when you do stranded knitting with different colors, like you see in this video.
Wow, I can't even imagine attempting that - ever! I know I will someday, but its so weird how I'm always 'afraid' of trying something, like my sock endevour, and it turns out okay. I'm a bit on the strange side

Now I assume when you are doing the fair isle you are doing a sweater or something where it will be on the wrong side and not a scarf? Did that make sense? So the long strands of yarn don't show. Let me know if this didn't make sense.
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I used this pattern: http://www.redlipstick.net/knit/chihswe.html
to make to my little puppy a sweater (she's only a pound and half right now, so it didn't take me very long). Its an easy pattern to follow.
Kelly's sweater for Howie was very cute! I might have to get that book. I have another one on order, I think its called Puppy Knits.
What kind of dog do you have?
She's a lab/hound mix. Such a sweetie. She's my whole world (I love my kitties as well , wouldn't want them to read this and have hurt feelings!!!

Thanks for the book suggestion.
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What does fair isle mean?
Fair Isle is when you do stranded knitting with different colors, like you see in this video.
Wow, I can't even imagine attempting that - ever! I know I will someday, but its so weird how I'm always 'afraid' of trying something, like my sock endevour, and it turns out okay. I'm a bit on the strange side

Now I assume when you are doing the fair isle you are doing a sweater or something where it will be on the wrong side and not a scarf? Did that make sense? So the long strands of yarn don't show. Let me know if this didn't make sense.
That makes perfect sense! The inside of a Fair Isle sweater has the strands, and if you were going to make a scarf with it, you'd knit it in the round so it would be double thick and the strands would be on the inside of the tube.

It's really not that hard. Just 'taking turns' with different colors as you knit.
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Oy, I have so much to learn. :study:
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